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Ian Clark calls it “flushing,” and this drill is part 3 of a progression the Vancouver Canucks goalie coach uses to help his goalies build their bottom-up coverage.

Clark went over video of Canucks No.1 Thatcher Demko working on this drill during their one-on-one sessions ahead of training camp this season, but it’s one we’ve seen him do before.

As you’ll see in the video example below, it starts with three pucks set up above and around the crease and the goalie on their knees near the corner of the crease at the post. They start with Demko moving from above his right post and across to his glove side:

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